Simcoe County principal goes to the head of the class

Recognized as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2019

A principal in Bradford has been chosen one of the top educators in Canada by The Learning Partnership.

Robin Dashnay, Principal at Chris Hadfield Public School, was selected for his work with community agencies, which has helped the school prioritize student well-being and mental health. By working in conjunction with families and the community, staff has been able to improve academic outcomes for all students.

“Robin has created a learning and working environment that fosters student achievement, well-being and inclusion, and this collective vision has led to improved academic outcomes for all students. We’re incredibly proud of him as one of our many tremendous school leaders, and are pleased that he is being recognized for the countless contributions he has made in SCDSB schools.”

– Steve Blake, Director of Education, SCDSB

Dashnay also has an expertise in special education, which he shares for the benefit of students, making extensive use of innovative assistive technologies and wrap-around meetings to ensure student progress. Under Robin’s leadership, new technology has been introduced allowing students to build their global competencies, better preparing them for tomorrow’s world.

Now celebrating its 15th year, The Learning Partnership’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals program recognizes the unique and vital contributions of principals in publicly funded schools. The 30 principals, nominated by parents, colleagues and community members, and chosen by a national selection committee, are being celebrated for demonstrating innovation, leadership and for employing creativity in finding solutions and opportunities within their school communities. They will be recognized for their accomplishments at the annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals awards celebration on February 26, 2019 in Toronto.